Iles Park – Updates for April

Easter Bunny – drive by and wave!

The Easter Bunny will be at 1917 S. 4th Street on Saturday April 11 from 10am to NOON. Please DRIVE BY (don’t stop!) and wave.

Due to the coronavirus, we have some event changes for the neighborhood:

  • The April 6 meeting is canceled.
  • The Ward 6 cleanup is canceled.
  • More information on City of Springfield yard waste, branch pickups, hazardous waste pickup is below.

Stay safe and flatten the curve!

 

Springfield Yard Waste, Branch Pickup, Large Item Pickup, Clean Your Inlets

Download the City’s flyer…

Yard Waste / Leaf Pickup begins April 6

The program will operate for a year, during which stickers will NOT be required. The program is run by the city’s contractor, Republic Services.

  • Must be placed curbside – no alley pickup.
  • Paper yard waste/leaf bags or hard rigid plastic containers.
  • Plastic containers must be clearly marked with “Yard Waste” or “YW”.
  • Containers cannot be more than 30 gallons and weigh no more than 50 pounds.
  • Only include grass clippings, leaves, weeds, plant trimmings and/or small twigs and branches.
  • Smaller branches and twigs may be broken up and treated as yard waste.
  • NO plastic bags or contamination: food, rocks, dirt, large branches, flower pots/trays, animal droppings and street waste. If contaminants are found, yard waste will not be collected.

Iles Park is in the South Zone

Crews will alternate every other week in each “zone”. Crews work from west (earlier in the week) to east (later in the week).
South Zone: south of South Grand Avenue and Old Jacksonville Road, including residential properties around the lake
North Zone: north of South Grand Avenue and Old Jacksonville Road

Map & Pickup Schedule

https://www.springfield.il.us/Departments/PublicWorks/leafPickup.aspx

Yard Waste Alternatives

  • Evans Recycling:
    • April 6 to Saturday May 9, residents can drop off their yard waste bags for free.
    • After Saturday, May 9, drop off will cost $1 per bag.
    • 2100 J. David Jones Parkway
    • Monday – Friday 7am – 5pm
    • Saturdays 7am – noon
  • Mulching leaves and grass
    • Consider mulching your leaves and grass as you maintain your lawns.

Missed Pickup?

Email SpringfieldYW@republicservices.com.
All other inquiries, please contact Public Works at 217.789.2255 or public.works@springfield.il.us.

 

BRANCH PICKUP to be announced end of April

The City’s Branch Pickup program is separate from the yard waste program. Due to COVID-19, the spring branch pickup will begin at a later date and will be announced at the end of April.  Branch pick up is operated by the City of Springfield’s Public Works crews. Smaller branches and twigs may be broken up and treated as yard waste.

LARGE ITEM PICKUP

Eligible Springfield residents get free residential curbside pickup of up to 6 items per calendar year. PICKUPS MUST BE SCHEDULED! Call Habitat for Humanity 217.523.2710 or online at https://habitatsangamon.vonigo.com/external/?0.853908371597097#0.04383381245857276 DO NOT place items curbside until the day before your scheduled pickup!
Pick up can be divided into:

  • – 2 transactions of 3 items each pickup
  • OR – 1 pick up of up 6 items

CLEAN OUT STORM SEWER INLETS

Clogged storm sewer Inlets cause street flooding. Please help by raking clear the inlets near your home. Don’t leave the gunk in the street to get swept right back into the inlet. Sweeping leaves and yard waste into the street is a violation and contributes to flooding.

SPRING HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP-OFF CANCELED

The city will plan a hazardous waste drop-off for the fall.

 

 

Iles Park Monthly Meeting March 2, 6pm

The Iles Park Neighborhood Association will meet Monday, March 2nd, 2020 at 6pm.

Location: The Restoration Church (1601 S 7th St. Springfield, Illinois 62703).

Please join us!

Minutes from March 2, 2020…

Minutes from February 3, 2020...

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS ARE DUE NOW! 
Dues are only $10 a year and support a healthier and safer neighborhood!
Membership form: https://www.ilespark.org/wp-content/uploads/IPNA-membership-form.pdf

Dates for 2020
https://www.ilespark.org/wp-content/uploads/IPNA-2020-dates.pdf

 

Iles Park Monthly Meeting – Feb 3 Track Shack – Derek Harms from the Park District!

The Iles Park Neighborhood Association will meet Monday, February 3th, 2020 at 6pm.

Speaker: Derek Harms from the Springfield Park District

The grant was approved, and we’ll hear details at the meeting!
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200118/new-skate-park-playground-coming-to-iles-park

OSLAD Grant to renovate Iles Park

Location: The Track Shack, 233 E Laurel St, Springfield, IL 62704. A limited menu is available.

Please join us!

Minutes from February 3, 2020…
Minutes from January 6, 2020…

 

 

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS ARE DUE NOW!

Dues are only $10 a year and support a healthier and safer neighborhood!
Membership form: https://www.ilespark.org/wp-content/uploads/IPNA-membership-form.pdf
Dates for 2020

Iles Park Neighborhood Watch Meeting Jan 6, 6pm

The Iles Park Neighborhood Association will meet Monday, January 6th, 2020 at 6pm.

Location: The Track Shack, 233 E Laurel St, Springfield, IL 62704. A limited menu is available.

Please join us!

Minutes from December 2, 2019…

 

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS ARE DUE NOW! 

Dues are only $10 a year and support a healthier and safer neighborhood!
Membership form: https://www.ilespark.org/wp-content/uploads/IPNA-membership-form.pdf
Dates for 2020

Park District to apply for Grant to improve Iles Park – meeting Thursday, July 18, 5:30pm

The Springfield Park District will be applying for an OSLAD (Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development) grant to further develop Iles Park.

The Park District will host a public meeting on Thursday July 18 at 5:30pm to inform the public of our intentions, share our plan and solicit feedback.  This is the only item on the agenda.

The public is encouraged to attend.

The Park District Office is in Bunn Park Golf Course.

The 2009 Master Plan for Iles Park can be downloaded here…

Read about Iles Park History…

* SPECIAL BOARD MEETING*
Springfield Park District
John F. Linxwiler Administrative Office
2500 South 11th Street
Springfield, Illinois
Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

Iles Park Neighborhood Watch Meeting Monday June 3, 6pm

The Iles Park Neighborhood Association will have a Neighborhood Watch meeting on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 6pm.

Location: The Track Shack, 233 E Laurel St, Springfield, IL 62704. A limited menu is available.

Speaker: Juan Huerta, Director of Community Relations for the City of Springfield

Minutes from June 3…

Minutes from May 6…

PLEASE:  Renew Your Membership!

UPDATED! IPNA 2019 dates https://www.ilespark.org/wp-content/uploads/IPNA-2019-dates.pdf

Save the Date: National Night Out Tuesday August 6, 6-8pm in Iles Park!

Please join us!